My Dad's in Prison

Author(s): Jackie Walter

Early Experiences & Issues


A simple, sensitively written exploration of having a parent in prison.


A sensitive and moving account of having a parent in prison, written from a child's point of view


Dad's gone away for a while, but I don't understand why. I miss him.


Every year in the UK, over 200,000 children suffer the trauma of parental imprisonment. Children with a parent in prison feel isolated, ashamed - unable to talk about their situation because they are scared of being bullied and judged. They often feel that they are to blame and having a parent in prison marks them as an outcast.


Children with parents in prison are:
- twice as likely to experience conduct and mental health problems, and less likely to do well at school
- three times more likely to be involved in offending
- sixty-five per cent of boys with a convicted father will go on to offend


This sensitively written picture book explores the experience of having a parent in prison from a child's point of view. Perfect for sharing with children, it promotes understanding and provides reassurance. It has been written with the advice and support of Storybook Dads, a charity that seeks to help children and parents maintain their relationship during imprisonment by providing CD recordings of fathers reading bedtime stories to their children.


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Jackie Walter has written and edited many books for children. She never gets tired of listening to and telling a good story. Jackie lives in Cornwall with her husband and young daughters.

General Fields

  • : 9781445161327
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Franklin Watts
  • : February 2019
  • : ---length:- '23.6'width:- '19.5'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Tony Neal
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : Jackie Walter